Across British Columbia, members of the United Professionals Movement (Move UP) left on November 9 as part of a work action.
The union, whose employees work in BCGEU offices, served their employer 72 hours’ notice of strike action after a “crushing rejection” of BCGEU’s final offer to Move Up members.
The half-day job action started at noon on November 9 and will be followed by further actions, according to the union’s website.
“The employer has not been able to address the critical issues that our members significantly identified,” said Christy Slusarenko, vice president of MoveUP.
Local members of Move UP in Williams Lake were outside the BCGEU office on First Avenue, supported by the BC United Workers’ Union (UWU) and its family.
“Basically we are fighting for equal pay and benefits like everyone else,” said Stacey Ford, Move Up member and picketer. “We appreciate that our voices are heard. “
The collective agreement between Move UP and BCGEU expired at the end of March 2021.